Pageants return to R-3’s Wilson Center

The Miss Zona Rosa and Miss Zona Rosa’s Outstanding Teen pageants will be held Aug. 9 at the Wilson Auditorium in Platte County R-3 High School.The on-stage competitions are open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. Miss Zona Rosa is an official preliminary to Miss Missouri, the state preliminary to Miss America. The young woman crowned Miss Zona Rosa will receive a $500 scholarship. This year, Miss Missouri 2013 Shelby Ringdahl, a Top 12 finalist at Miss America, will serve as emcee. Prior to the Miss Zona Rosa pageant, beginning at 3 p.m., girls between the ages of 7-12 will compete for the titles of Little Miss and Junior Miss North Star. Contestants will compete in active wear, evening wear and on-stage question. Winners will be crowned Saturday night during the competition for the titles of Miss Zona Rosa and Miss Zona Rosa’s Outstanding Teen.